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Guy Opperman

Guy Thomas Opperman is a British Conservative Party politician, who was elected at the 2010 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hexham. He was born on 18 May 1965 in Marlborough, Wiltshire. In April 2011, Opperman was diagnosed with a brain tumour after suffering from headaches. He has since raised money for the National Brain Appeal at the National Neurological Hospital which he credits with saving his life.

Hexham MP Guy Opperman

Northumberland County Council criticised for buying limousine in the wake of cuts

Hexham MP Guy Opperman has hit out at Northumberland County Council for buying a "Limousine" for use by its civic head

Conservative MP Guy Opperman

It's lonely up North, admits Conservative MP Guy Opperman

Tory Guy Opperman urges party to campaign on local issues and stop attacking trade unions if it hopes to win in the North East

Hexham MP Guy Opperman

Council calls meeting on back of ministerial criticism

Northumberland County Council has agreed to replace a cancelled meeting, after minister Eric Pickles urged leaders to "stop hiding"

Hexham MP Guy Opperman

Hexham MP Guy Opperman defends eduction policies in Northumberland

Hexham MP Guy Opperman speaks out after Newcastle Royal Grammar School head Bernard Trafford attacks funding situation

Hexham MP Guy Opperman

We must do more to teach British values, warns MP Guy Opperman

Britain should appoint a dedicated government minister for integration, says Northumberland MP Guy Opperman

Angry parents gather outside Duchess High School in Alnwick to protest about transport changes

Tories call for suspension of Northumberland transport charges decision

Conservative councillors in Northumberland have called on its county council to suspend its decision to bring back transport charges for students

Student Rhiann Charters will have to start paying for her bus journey to school in Alnwick

Hexham MP accuses Northumberland County Council of being "undemocratic" for cancelling meeting

Hexham MP Guy Opperman has called for a minister to investigate the legality of Northumberland County Council's decision to cancel a meeting

Residents from Hexham, who are against houses being built on green belt near their homes

Northumberland warned over delays to green belt safeguards

Hexham Conservative Guy Opperman hits out at Northumberland County Council over delays to Local Plan

The A69 at Greenhead

Northumberland MP issues fresh calls for dualling of A69 road

Hexham MP Guy Opperman has called for the dualling of the A69 Newcastle to Carlisle road after a number of fatal crashes

North East LEP chief executive Edward Twiddy speaking as Paul Woolston looks on

More criticism for 'patronising and misleading' Guardian article labelling North East as UK's Detroit

MPs and business leaders line up to attack national newspaper over editorial claiming region was 'teetering on the brink'

Protesters from Darras Hall at Birney Hill Farm, where a large housing development in proposed

D-Day in greenbelt fight for Northumberland towns

Northumberland is facing D-day in the fight for its greenbelt over the coming months, county MP Guy Opperman has said

Hexham MP Guy Opperman

Northumberland schools urged to back controversial new funding scheme

Rural schools in Northumberland have once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win better funding, claims Hexham MP Guy Opperman

Jeff Reid, leader of the Lib Dems in Northumberland

Lib Dem Jeff Reid to battle Tory MP Guy Opperman at general election

Old foes Guy Opperman and Jeff Reid are to clash again in a fight for the former's Hexham seat at next year's general election

Hexham MP Guy Opperman

Ponteland Community High School pupils win first Northumberland Schools Parliamentary Debating Award

Brainchild of Hexham MP Guy Opperman, the competition saw students Harriet Barrett and Matthew Ross compete against teams from Haydon Bridge, Prudhoe and Hexham to win the coveted chipboard trophy

Ian Mearns MP for Gateshead

Labour MPs reluctantly back North East super council

The North East Combined Authority has secured the reluctant backing of the region's Labour MPs, as well as Government support, and is now ready to act as what its creators say will be a new voice for the region

Newcastle East Labour MP Nick Brown

Newcastle East MP Nick Brown hits out at new super council

A new super council is set to get parliamentary approval today despite MPs' fears it will be a North East talking shop

Shadow Minister for the Armed Forces, Kevan Jones

North East MPs clash over house prices effect on Chancellors Budget

Durham MP Kevan Jones has spoken out about stagnating house prices in the North East which is leaving people in negative equity

British Transport Police Sgt Chris Jones in Newcastle Central Station

Police to patrol trains to curb rowdy late-night travellers

Hexham MP Guy Opperman is welcoming a clamp down on train anti social behaviour on trains between Newcastle and Carlisle

Hexham MP Guy Opperman

MP Guy Opperman calls for alcohol minimum unit price

Hexham MP Guy Opperman has called for a minimum unit alcohol price after taking part in Dry January

L-R Radiographer John Richardson, patient Pauline Gilroy, consultant Rita Robson and Guy Opperman MP who officially opened the new scanner at Hexham General Hospital

New patient scanner is unveiled at Hexham General Hospital

MP Guy Opperman officially opened a new state-of-the-art CT scanner at Hexham General Hospital in Northumberland

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